Top 90s Video Games to Take You Back in Time

There’s something remarkable about the 90’s gaming era. It was a time were every game seems to be transitioning from 2D to 3D versions, or it was the time were today’s multi billion selling games and most iconic characters were developed.  The turning point for video games and an exciting turn in the technological era. 90s was also the birth of PlayStation and Game Boy. Those who grew up during this era of saw the massive boom and growth in the gaming world like never before. Relive those moments with these iconic, legendary video games since the 90s.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (1992)

Sonic, an iconic hedgehog in the blue. A series and media franchise of video games developed and owned by Sega. Since its release, there are so many Sonic games that have been made, but the best one is Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic’s sidekick, Miles “Tails” Prower, was added in this game, which was controlled by a second player, as well as two of Sonic’s signature moves, the Spin Dash and Homing Attack. Everything about Sonic is encapsulated in this game and has created a legacy for it. Sonic already has animated films and has revealed that there will be some new Sonic games coming in 2021.

Tekken 3 (1998)

Tekken is a series of video and arcade fighting games that Bandai Namco Entertainment has produced and released. In December 1994, it was released in arcades and in 1995 on the PlayStation. Originally released for the PlayStation in 1998, Tekken 3 is known as one of the first and best 3D fighting games at the time. The game has about 23 characters, each with 100 moves to allow you to build a string of combos of throws, grabs, takedowns, and hard hits to the desires of your heart.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995)

It is an update of Mortal Kombat 3, a fighting game developed and published by Midway to arcades in 1995 in the Mortal Kombat series. That introduced moves that allow you to make violent, over-the-top attacks, such as uppercutting your opponent through a ceiling, the Dial-a-combo signature move, returning favorite characters that were previously missing on Mortal Kombat 3, as well as 2-on-2 and tournament modes. The game was willing to give up its place as one of the finest games of all time with this update.

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

Also known as Street Fighter II, a genre-defining game that started it all. It is a competitive one-on-one  fighting game developed by Capcom and originally released for arcade systems in 1991, and considered to be the best-selling franchise since the golden age of arcade gaming. You can choose between 8 different fighters, each with their own unique fighting style and arsenal of moves.

Pokémon Red / Blue (1996)

From the Pallet Town opening moments to choosing your first starter, challenging gym owners and gathering gym badges, beating the Elite Four, Red and Blue Pokémon just feel right. We’ll never forget our first adventure with Ash. Pokemon is a series of video games developed by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company and released by Game Freak. Pokemon has also been turned into animated series and movies. A smile is always brought to our faces by something about this game.

SimCity 3000 (1999)

A personal computer simulation and city-building game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. Including an additional concept of waste management as the ability to select from three zoning densities, an ambitious, full-3D overhaul of the series. In some industrial areas, farms could also appear. Even, with additional disasters that can occur at any moment, such as power plants and water pumps will break down. Or worse still, the guise of a hurricane, an earthquake, a storm, or even an alien invasion made the game incredible. This game evolved between 1989 and 2014.

Half Life (1998)

Valve, a first-person shooter video game released in 1998, was the first game ever published by Valve. The way we view video games was changed by Half-Life. It’s a narrative-heavy action, punctuated with an AI enemy controlling more than a few frightening moments. This gives the 90s a realistic, convincing gaming experience.

Road Rash PC (1995)

With its special and humorous element, perhaps the most violent motorcycle racing game of the 90s: you might punch, kick, hit the police with a bat or chain, fellow race drivers and people as you drive past them (it could even help you get ahead). The game is equipped with various characters as well as motorbike upgrades. Electronic Arts has produced and released Road Rash (EA).

Counter Strike – Beta (1999)

Valve has created the most popular first-person multiplayer shooter video game. Often known as Counter-Strike: Half-Life. It was developed and released initially as a modification of Half-Life and was still in the Beta version. In November 2000, the first complete version of the mod was made.

The game revolves around terrorist teams battling to commit an act of terror (bombing, hostage-taking, murder) as counter-terrorists attempt to avoid it (bomb defusal, hostage rescue). Millions of gamers around the globe have played Counter-Strike, and it has inspired countless games, and will be played for centuries to come.

Warcraft: orcs and humans (1994)

Blizzard Entertainment’s first game in the Warcraft series, which soon became the best-selling game, was one of the original Real Time Strategy games. In the fictional kingdom of Azeroth, the multiplayer game is set where players are tasked with creating a flourishing economy while constructing a war machine to defeat the enemy. Today, with its new edition, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Warcraft is a pretty big franchise.

Tomb Raider (1996)

The rise of Lara Croft, the female symbol. A 1996 action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Interactive and released by Core Design. The game follows Lara Croft, an archaeologist-adventurer who is hired to locate an artifact named the Scion of Atlantis by businesswoman Jacqueline Natla.

Super Mario Bros 3 (1991)

It feels like reconnecting with a best friend to play Super Mario that you haven’t seen since you were young. One of the best 2D games ever. It had a huge, colorful map which was in perpetual motion. Nintendo developed and released this iconic game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was released in October 1988 in Japan, in February 1990 in North America, and in August 1991 in Europe. It has managed to become the best-selling non-bundled video game ever. The NES is the best example of the Mario universe.

Grand Theft Auto (1997)

GTA (Grand Theft Auto) is an action-adventure game that became popular in the 90s, developed by DMA Design and released by BMG Interactive for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows in October 1997. Carelessly driving a stolen car while being pursued by the police. Many critics now consider it to be one of the best video games ever made. The game focuses on players who take on the role of a criminal who executes jobs around three fictionalized versions of US cities for different syndicates.

Starcraft (1998)

A slice of the history of PC gaming owned by Blizzard Entertainment. This sci-fi, real-time strategy game has forever altered the online and competitive gaming landscape. Set at the beginning of the 26th century, the three creatures, Terrans, Zerg, Protoss, concentrate on a galactic battle for supremacy. The game revolves around gathering resources and finally conquering opponents to build your base. It is the StarCraft: Brood War expansion pack that was released in 1998.

Final Fantasy VII (1997)

In 1997, one of the first fully 3-D Final Fantasy games was released to the world. Final Fantasy VII. One of the best selling video game franchises of all time was Final Fantasy. A role-play video game developed for the PlayStation console by Square. Some of the most beloved characters in the history of the entire series are included. At the time, it was a state of the art RPG. Last April 2020, a remake of the game was released. Final Remake of Fantasy VII.

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